About Us

Welcome to SunshiNZ -Fashion and Beauty. 

Hi! My name is Karen, I am the Owner/Director of SunshiNZ.

I am a West Coaster and have lived in Hokitika all my life……no reason to leave as it is a beautiful lifestyle and some wonderful people…we have a “Cool Little Town.” With some amazing scenery and sunsets.

Sunset Hokitika NZ

A proud to be New Zealander, in 2020 I brought SunshiNZ and opened and closed my doors on the 23rd March due to level 4 lockdown…. not ideal but it was what it was!!

I knew nothing about retail when I brought SunshiNZ as I have had 38 years in the Health industry.     

I dreamed of a change of occupations but had no idea what that change would look like until SunshiNZ came up for sale. I am extremely passionate about fashion and nice quality things.

Losing a fixed income was not easy but I had wonderful support from my partner for this change. I just could not let go of the opportunity to change my lifestyle. We get one chance in life…as life is not a rehearsal!!

I said 2020 was the year of change… little did I know that Covid was around the corner and even under these extreme circumstances of Covid-19 I don’t think I would change a thing…. if I had that crystal ball.

We are here for a good time and sometimes not a long time!!


We believe our customers are our most valuable assets and we will forever uphold high ethics whilst running this business to success.

I am honest, trustworthy, genuine, reliable, and extremely hard working.


Sunshinz 29 Weld Street Hokitika

You can shop online from the comfort of your own home or indulge in retail therapy at SunshiNZ. We are guaranteed same terms & conditions and consumer policies on both platforms. SunshiNZ offers you an exclusive range of classy womenswear. We carefully select styles that are trendy, unique, comfortable and most importantly value for money. Some of those beautiful labels include Nes, Home Lee, Stella + Gemma, Moke and the beautiful Haven. Always looking for new and exciting labels including giftware and to name a few Ironweed artwork, Cote Noire and the exquisite Neve Candles.  Our shop also offers a selective range of beautiful accessories. Fall in love with Minx footwear, sterling silver jewellery or be mesmerized by the beauty of the necklaces and hair pieces from Stella + Gemma. They are sure to turn heads!   

Thank you for listening to me. We hope that you will connect either by visiting us instore or by our website online.

Stay Safe…Be Kind… Stay Classy


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